Characterization and Pervaporation Study on Ethanol Separation Membranes

Duke, M. C., Campbell, R., Cheng, X., Leo, A. and Diniz da Costa, J. C. (2009) Characterization and Pervaporation Study on Ethanol Separation Membranes. DRYING TECHNOLOGY, 27 4: 538-541. doi:10.1080/07373930802715294

Author Duke, M. C.
Campbell, R.
Cheng, X.
Leo, A.
Diniz da Costa, J. C.
Title Characterization and Pervaporation Study on Ethanol Separation Membranes
Journal name DRYING TECHNOLOGY   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0737-3937
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/07373930802715294
Open Access Status
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 538
End page 541
Total pages 4
Editor Mujumdar, A. S.
Place of publication London, UK
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
900499 Water and Waste Services not elsewhere classified
090904 Navigation and Position Fixing
Abstract Inorganic membranes have many advantages for dehydration of azeotropic mixtures of ethanol and water for renewable fuel purposes. In this work, we developed an inorganic membrane from gamma-alumina and tested it for its ability to selectively permeate water over ethanol. Ethanol adsorbed both chemically and physically on the surface of gamma-alumina, blocking the 47 angstrom pores sufficiently to enhance water selectivity. Stable flux was observed over 6 h, but after 4-5 h of continuous testing, water selectivity rose above 200 due to this blocking phenomenon.
Keyword Alumina Membranes
Ethanol Dewatering
Molecular Sieving
Renewable Energy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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